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Germany along with Irish troops suspends military operations in United Nations Mali mission
# Germany
# Germany

Germany along with Irish troops suspends military operations in United Nations Mali mission

Updated 5 hours ago 17,611 Views 5 Comments

The Irish Army Ranger Wing will end its participation with German troops in Mali in September.

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Urgent security warning issued as hackers shift ransomware attacks to small businesses

10 hours ago 11,623 Views 4 Comments

There has been a steady increase in ransomware attacks by cyber thieves in recent months.

Wednesday 10 August, 2022

Murder investigation launched in UK as Irish man killed in a fight at holiday park
# Michael McDonagh
# Michael McDonagh

Murder investigation launched in UK as Irish man killed in a fight at holiday park

Wed 11:44 AM 56,182 Views 0 Comments

Michael McDonagh was pronounced dead at the scene in a largescale seaside caravan park.

Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'
# The Morning Lead
# The Morning Lead

Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'

Wed 12:05 AM 70,315 Views 21 Comments

The issue has been raised with the US authorities by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Tuesday 9 August, 2022

Irish firm working on major State projects attacked by suspected Russian hackers
# Cyber Attack
# Cyber Attack

Irish firm working on major State projects attacked by suspected Russian hackers

Tue 12:05 AM 33,306 Views 0 Comments
  • The malware attack began last month.
  • The Data Protection Commission confirms it is investigating.
  • No data has been leaked online but garda cyber experts are monitoring.

Monday 8 August, 2022

Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins
# Burglary Gangs
# Burglary Gangs

Lifting of Covid-19 measures a factor in surge of home break-ins

Mon 12:05 AM 23,906 Views 0 Comments

There has been a 35% rise in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.

Friday 5 August, 2022

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Defence Forces units train with NATO and EU partners but retention concerns continue

Aug 5th 2022, 2:06 PM 17,249 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Defence and Defence Forces annual report was launched this week.

Wednesday 3 August, 2022

Domestic abuser Paul Moody was still active on dating apps days before his sentencing
# Allegations
# Allegations

Domestic abuser Paul Moody was still active on dating apps days before his sentencing

Aug 3rd 2022, 7:42 PM 69,625 Views 0 Comments

Ex-garda Paul Moody is now being investigated for allegations made by a number of people.

Sunday 31 July, 2022

Ex IBM manager: Pay, political neglect and public indifference all to blame for cyber failings
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Ex IBM manager: Pay, political neglect and public indifference all to blame for cyber failings

Jul 31st 2022, 9:00 AM 15,446 Views 4 Comments

Paul Farrell retired as IBM Ireland’s General Manager last year but also was an officer in the Irish Defence Forces

Thursday 28 July, 2022

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'
# Terror Report
# Terror Report

Europol: Terror groups used Covid-19 misinformation to 'advance their narrative'

Jul 28th 2022, 12:05 AM 14,183 Views 0 Comments

The EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report found terror groups were targeting young isolated people during the Covid-19 restrictions.

Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Domestic abuser Paul Moody 'no longer' a member of An Garda Síochána
# Coercive Control
# Coercive Control

Domestic abuser Paul Moody 'no longer' a member of An Garda Síochána

Jul 27th 2022, 6:41 PM 30,743 Views 0 Comments

It is understood that Moody has resigned from the force.

Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Government retention payment scheme for Naval Service personnel to be extended
# Defence Retention Crisis
# Defence Retention Crisis

Government retention payment scheme for Naval Service personnel to be extended

Jul 26th 2022, 8:44 PM 12,475 Views 1 Comment

As previously reported by The Journal the Naval Service is losing staff and unable to man naval ships at present.

Man attacked in early morning Cavan aggravated burglary
# Cavan
# Cavan

Man attacked in early morning Cavan aggravated burglary

Jul 26th 2022, 7:59 PM 17,183 Views 0 Comments

The victim, who is aged in his 20s, was attacked at his home in the early hours of this morning in Bailieboro, Co Cavan.

Investigation launched after fish kill in Cavan river
# Ballinagh River
# Ballinagh River

Investigation launched after fish kill in Cavan river

Jul 26th 2022, 4:22 PM 17,574 Views 0 Comments

The incident was discovered following a call from the public on 19 July.

Monday 25 July, 2022

Former UUP leader and Nobel peace prize recipient David Trimble has died aged 77
# RIP
# RIP

Former UUP leader and Nobel peace prize recipient David Trimble has died aged 77

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 8:31 PM 70,039 Views 58 Comments

David Trimble and John Hume of the SDLP were leading figures in the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

UK to host Eurovision 2023 after organisers rule out Ukraine due to safety concerns
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

UK to host Eurovision 2023 after organisers rule out Ukraine due to safety concerns

Updated Jul 25th 2022, 1:00 PM 14,571 Views 26 Comments

This year’s contest was won by Ukrainian entry Kalush Orchestra.

Saturday 23 July, 2022

Europol: Four jihadist suspects among 14 terrorism arrests in Ireland last year
# Terror Report
# Terror Report

Europol: Four jihadist suspects among 14 terrorism arrests in Ireland last year

Jul 23rd 2022, 12:05 AM 18,559 Views 0 Comments

There was also one right-wing terror suspect and seven dissident republican or loyalist suspects.

Friday 22 July, 2022

Battle of Britain fly past over Dublin skyline to celebrate 100 years of the Irish Air Corps
# Dublin Fly Past
# Dublin Fly Past

Battle of Britain fly past over Dublin skyline to celebrate 100 years of the Irish Air Corps

Updated Jul 22nd 2022, 7:11 PM 34,327 Views 50 Comments

Guest of Honour was Battle of Britain fighter pilot and Dublin resident John Hemingway.

Wednesday 20 July, 2022

US authorities offer almost €5,000 reward for man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

US authorities offer almost €5,000 reward for man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker

Jul 20th 2022, 7:38 PM 25,160 Views 0 Comments

James Howard Jackson, 19, is also one of three men charged with stealing two of the popstar’s French bulldogs in 2021.

EU asks member states to cut gas use by 15% over winter to avoid Russian 'blackmail'
# Europe
# Europe

EU asks member states to cut gas use by 15% over winter to avoid Russian 'blackmail'

Jul 20th 2022, 1:11 PM 20,410 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach has said Ireland is not overly reliant on Russian gas but rising cost due to a shortage may be a factor here.

Tuesday 19 July, 2022

Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power
# Dublin
# Dublin

Blackout in Temple Bar leaves over 600 customers without power

Jul 19th 2022, 5:28 PM 28,540 Views 15 Comments

ESB Networks have said that it has affected more than 610 customers and they are working to solve the problem at Bedford Row.

Woman rearrested in Wicklow stabbing death investigation
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Woman rearrested in Wicklow stabbing death investigation

Jul 19th 2022, 2:35 PM 17,308 Views 0 Comments

Juris Viktorovs, 36, was stabbed to death in an incident at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, County Wicklow on 10 February last.

Revenue seizes 77kgs of herbal cannabis in Rosslare search operation
# Rosslare
# Rosslare

Revenue seizes 77kgs of herbal cannabis in Rosslare search operation

Jul 19th 2022, 1:11 PM 9,965 Views 0 Comments

The drugs were found inside a trailer which arrived from Cherbourg in France.

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
# Security Council
# Security Council

Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto

Jul 19th 2022, 6:00 AM 12,783 Views 9 Comments

Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.

Monday 18 July, 2022

Saturday 16 July, 2022

Ireland's special forces: Inside an Irish Army Ranger Wing maritime mission in the Irish Sea
# Fianóglach
# Fianóglach

Ireland's special forces: Inside an Irish Army Ranger Wing maritime mission in the Irish Sea

Jul 16th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,379 Views 0 Comments
  • The Journal has been granted unprecedented access to the Army Ranger Wing's Maritime Task Unit.

Friday 15 July, 2022

Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases
# Summary Justice
# Summary Justice

Garda chiefs issue strict rules for gardaí on cancelling of District Court cases

Jul 15th 2022, 6:00 AM 34,577 Views 0 Comments

The new rules will be activated at the end of the month.

Thursday 14 July, 2022

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops
# Africa
# Africa

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops

Jul 14th 2022, 5:35 PM 11,461 Views 5 Comments

MINSUMA is the mission in which the Army Ranger Wing is involved.

Military chief on Defence Forces overhaul: 'It's a marathon - not a sprint'
# Sean Clancy
# Sean Clancy

Military chief on Defence Forces overhaul: 'It's a marathon - not a sprint'

Jul 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,051 Views 1 Comment

Lietenant General Sean Clancy was speaking following the publication of the Commission on the Defence Forces Action Plan.

Tuesday 12 July, 2022

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud
# Irish Rugby
# Irish Rugby

Gardaí launch investigation into alleged IRFU international ticket fraud

Jul 12th 2022, 12:10 AM 40,569 Views 0 Comments
  • A number of people involved in the Munster Branch of the union have been spoken to by gardaí, Niall O'Connor writes.
  • Sources said that the investigation centres on the supply of tickets normally set aside for a specific group.
  • Garda probe is focused on upwards of 200 tickets.

Friday 8 July, 2022

Garda investigation launched as man beaten with weapons in gang attack
# Tullamore
# Tullamore

Garda investigation launched as man beaten with weapons in gang attack

Jul 8th 2022, 3:42 PM 40,295 Views 0 Comments

The incident happened at Arden View housing estate in Tullamore, Co Offaly on Wednesday at 1pm.

Defence Department report: Ill-defined policy and 'extremely strained' civil-military interactions
# Civil Strife
# Civil Strife

Defence Department report: Ill-defined policy and 'extremely strained' civil-military interactions

Jul 8th 2022, 11:25 AM 10,694 Views 13 Comments

The Capability Review of the Department of Defence was ordered in 2021 as part of the Civil Service Renewal Plan.

Thursday 7 July, 2022

Armed gardaí have trained for 'active shooter' attacks at empty schools and public buildings
# Training Operation
# Training Operation

Armed gardaí have trained for 'active shooter' attacks at empty schools and public buildings

Jul 7th 2022, 12:05 AM 22,277 Views 0 Comments

Emergency Response Unit and Armed Support Unit gardaí likely to be first on scene to active shooter scenarios.

Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Taoiseach to travel to Ukraine following invite from Volodymyr Zelenskyy
# Kyiv
# Kyiv

Taoiseach to travel to Ukraine following invite from Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Jul 5th 2022, 4:42 PM 16,307 Views 54 Comments

Micheál Martin will visit Kyiv tomorrow.

Sunday 3 July, 2022

The Government has been advised to hire private jets to replace its ailing Learjet
# Jet
# Jet

The Government has been advised to hire private jets to replace its ailing Learjet

Jul 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 38,479 Views 70 Comments

Aviation consultancy Altea has recommended the leasing of private aircraft.

Saturday 2 July, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 2nd 2022, 9:00 PM 17,549 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Man critically injured in County Kildare attack
# Clane
# Clane

Man critically injured in County Kildare attack

Jul 2nd 2022, 6:38 PM 71,891 Views 0 Comments

The man was attacked at a house in Clane at 11.20am this morning.

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights
# Grounded
# Grounded

Covid-19 and industrial action in France blamed for cancelled weekend Aer Lingus flights

Jul 2nd 2022, 4:18 PM 24,899 Views 32 Comments

The cancellations by the airline include three return flights today and three return flights tomorrow.

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